UI's Berenbaum wins major science honor

URBANA -- A top University of Illinois scientist who has dedicated her career to helping people understand bugs and biology has won a prestigious award for environmental science, which carries a $200,000 prize.

UI leads global interdisciplinary project

CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois is leading a worldwide collaboration with Big Ten universities and others as far away as Singapore to work on interdisciplinary research in business, the arts, humanities, engineering and agriculture.

Villa Grove schools working on ideas for house project

VILLA GROVE -- At least one idea from a community forum on the school district's budget is moving forward.

The Villa Grove school board is following up on some ideas presented at its community forum on the budget, and an offer on house construction classes might move forward the fastest.

Profs outline costs of reopening Rossville-Alvin

ROSSVILLE - Bob Ray doesn't know yet whether reactivating Rossville-Alvin High School would be the best decision for students.

UI trustees to consider 6.9 percent tuition hike

CHICAGO - Incoming Urbana students are likely to see a 6.9 percent tuition rate increase at the University of Illinois, a rate that would hold steady for them for four years.

For general undergraduates at Urbana, tuition would go from $5,193 to $5,552, an increase of $359 per semester. Engineering tuition would increase from $7,557 to $7,964 a semester.

DACC loses 80 years of experience with two retirees

DANVILLE – Danville Area Community College trustees on Tuesday will vote on whether to approve the retirement of two employees, who have a combined 82 years of experience.

UI students' trip moves lesson from classroom to reality

Listening to a lecture about ethics and corporate social responsibility is all well and fine, but what does it mean outside the classroom?

Four business students traveled to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in August with the intention of volunteering for a week fixing roofs, re-siding trailers and learning the history and culture of the Oglala Sioux.

RTHS to pick from assistant principals

RANTOUL – Rantoul Township High School should have a new principal by late March.

And whoever it is will be familiar with the school, after a committee interviews the two assistant principals there.

RTHS Superintendent Scott Amerio told the board he would like to have a principal selected after a special meeting on March 28.

Nursing students to raise money for children

DANVILLE – Lakeview College of Nursing students on Monday will be serving lunch to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital.

The lunch will be held at noon at the college's Nursing Student Lounge, 903 N. Logan Ave., Danville.

Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to help children affected by childhood diseases and their families.

Parkland candidates address several issues at forum

CHAMPAIGN – Six candidates, two of them incumbents, debated Thursday for three seats on the Parkland College board, agreeing that community colleges are a springboard to the future but disagreeing about how students can meet financial challenges as the state cuts back.